A wealthy man offers a million dollars to whoever captures Adolf Hitler dead or alive. A group of gangsters take him up on this offer and after hijacking a Canadian Air Force plane are dropped into Germany. Their delusions about Hitler being just another cheap crook are shattered when they discover that knocking off Hitler wouldn't necessarily bring about the end of the war and they must decide what's more important: lining their pocketbooks or letting the military do their job.
February 6, 2011 Subject:
The sign over the gate of the camp that they crashed out of read DACHAU, interesting that in 1942 the name DACHAU was common knowledge in the US in 1942,
October 13, 2010 Subject:
BIT OF FUN...WORTH A WATCH.
Ward Bond made it...not a headache face...
March 24, 2007 Subject:
Not Bad, Fairly Interesting
The plot of having some ex-con criminal master-minds go after Hitler may be unbelievable in some ways, but at the same time it is intriguing to see these characters using their experience and ingenuity in such an endeavor. The plot is interesting, and one can identify with the characters. Usually, the film is fast-moving, and all-in-all not badly done, carrying a profound message for us at the end. Somehow, also seems applicable to the international conflicts of today: it is not a matter of one leader against another, but a conflict of ideas and cultures.
September 5, 2006 Subject:
Oh. My. God.
I don't recall ever seeing a more cringe-inducing movie in my life. Any film requires the viewer to suspend a certain amount of disbelief, but this one's portayal of a bunch of hoodlums-cum-commandos slipping behind enemy lines to capture Hitler strains the capacity of the most dedicated movie lover.
There are a couple of things in this film's favor. One is that the cast includes several actors who are just way too good to have been in this turkey, particularly Ward Bond and Warren Hymer. The other is the ironic scene toward the end in which the SS fails to recognize Hitler and shoots him. Outside of that, its chief value is as a lesson inn just how bad wartime propaganda movies could be and still accomplish their objective.
April 19, 2006 Subject:
What a load of corn ball. See?
They're tough guys. See?
Don't try anything funny. See?
Alright you guys, now watch the film. See?
April 6, 2006 Subject:
Is it my download only ..... update.
Not really a review but more a retraction of my earlier gripe.
My 1st and 2nd attempts at downloading I used a download manager and a bad download. 3rd attempt, I never give up, I used the FTP with a FTP programme. It took about 30 hours to download but the film is complete and in the correct order.
Not sure why the download manager messed the film up as I always use it and have had no problems before.
Now to watch the film.
April 6, 2006 Subject:
The 256mpeg4 download is ok. The confusion might be that the story is told in flashback.
It's a good low-budget wartime morale booster. Ward Bond is marvellous; hamming away with gusto; looking to be thoroughly enjoying himself. Worth watching, I think, for that performance alone.
Some nice comedy along the way but towards the end it switches from comedy/fantasy into straight drama mode and (sledge-)hammers home a serious message.
April 3, 2006 Subject:
MPEG2 plays just fine
I have downloaded and tested the MPEG2 and it plays just fine. By the way, Gozilla is the best program for downloading movies from this site. If you have DSL or broadband, you can download a full length feature in 6 hours or less